Chateau Lynch-Moussas is one of the well priced cru classés and can be very good indeed in the better vintages (the best I have tasted is the 2005 vintage). However, there have only been a handful of wines from the modest 2007 Bordeaux vintage that I have tried so far that have delivered. This wine unfortunately is not one of them.
It is bright purple in colour. An aroma of oak, wood, spices, match sticks and a herbaceous character. The oak derived characters were really quite present. On the palate, medium-high acidity, medium tannins with notes of plums and blackberries. This is a balanced wine and a typical Bordeaux in many respects, but is probably ready to drink now, and though it will soften, I suspect it won’t improve much from here. 84 points.
Tasted: October 2011